What dreams may come…

Zechariah 2:1-5


Then I lifted up my eyes and looked, and behold there was a man with a measuring line in his hand. So I said, “Where are you going?” And he said to me, “To measure Jerusalem, to see how wide it is, and how long it is.” And behold, the angel who was speaking to me was going out, and another angel was coming out to meet him, and said to him, “Run, speak to that young man, saying, ‘Jerusalem will be inhabited without walls because of the multitude of men and cattle within it. For I,’ declares the Lord,’will be a wall of fire around her, and I will be the glory in her midst.'”

I normally like to take the end of year season and seek the Lord to see what the new year might bring, its a discipline that harks back to the days when I apprenticed under a very prophetic pastor who bordered on highly apostolic in his approach…this mentor would actually fast the week between Christmas and New Years and New Years Eve was always a very prophetic event because he would seek the Lord until he had a word for the church.

I’ve learned to be slightly less intense but remain somewhat focused, my intention during the holiday season is to enjoy family and friends and not to get to spiritually minded…however in the back of my mind there is a residue of prophetic motivation that actually looks forward to this season if nothing more than for the element of declaration and proclamation we gravitate towards.

This year as I approach the heart of the Father towards us and our assignments I am deeply convinced that His intention towards us is to invade our year with more of the “more” of Himself…that what God actually plans on doing this year is just showing up unannounced and full of Glory…

This will be a year of the “Lightning” of God…you know that moment when the fabric separating heaven and earth tears and in that instant we see the brightest flash of light as heaven presses in on earth with its glory!

That is after all what lightning is, its not some earthly electrical phenomena as sciency people will try to describe…in my perspective lightning is when the fabric that separates heaven and earth tears and heaven starts pouring in unannounced until the angels are able to sew it back up and keep heaven on the other side…it happens instantaneous because angels of course move at the speed of thought, but for a brief moment we see into heavens bright light and no matter how dark the night or how intense the storm, heaven shows its intention…it is always poised to invade and only the Father and a host of angels can keep the Son from rushing in and gathering up His Bride for the eternal love affair we were made for!

This is how Jesus himself describes his return…its as “the lightning cometh out of the east and shines to the west”-Matthew 24:27

This next season is going to be problematic for the angels…they are going to be intensely busy, sewing back the fabric of earth as Heavens love and the dreams God has for us just explode into our lives without warning…

Many of us have began to gradually believe…you know the “too-good-to-not be-true” message…we call it the gospel, but its bigger than we have ever imagined…and some are starting to consider that the dreams in our hearts, the longings unfulfilled, the romance of heaven is actually true and better than that…it is coming true for us…individually, specifically…and right before our eyes…

What would the next season look like if God invaded and said to you…”Those dreams…?…” “Yeah I know, it seems impossible and you have not a clue how to get there…hop in I’ve got just the vehicle you need to get there NOW! Holy Spirit, Lets go!”…

In one of my visions many months ago the Holy Spirit grabbed my inheritance and said “Get in”…and I jumped in a red sports car as He drove recklessly from heaven to earth, faster than I could imagine and laughing all the way…I literally had to hold on with both hands and for the first time in my life I understood that He IS  like a mighty RUSHING wind…the Holy Spirit loves to go extremely fast!

So this is what I am sensing God wants to do for us as we end this year and begin a new season, its a repeat of the “double”, its a renewal of the “Year of Jubilee” because these are not simply seasons God wants us to walk in they are life calls…

This next year will be marked by dreams coming true over-night, hope will no longer be deferred and we will see the lightning of God perform it…whats more God will be the glory right in the middle of our lives, we will see abundance and growth unlike anything we’ve dreamed about…

So whats the condition?

Yep, that right, all true prophetic quotient has an element of condition upon it…whats our part in this adventure?

Well as I look at Zechariah there are three things that stand out to me…

The first thing is like the prophet we need to “lift up our eyes”…in other words we need to get our vision up off the ground and natural, and we need to elevate where we look…what this means in a practical sense is we need to not look upon our own resources and abilities, and better yet we need to lift up our eyes from looking at our sense of failure or history past…

Many times as God calls us into greater and higher callings we get trapped looking at our own ability and our history and we focus not on what heaven offers, but instead on what earth lacks…

Don’t do that…learn to always look UP. 

Focus your gaze and hope on things above…this is rather biblical and will require discipline…but its time.

The second condition we need to meet is we must cooperate with heavens measuring process…that means expecting supernatural and angelic visitations, preparing for an accelerated lifestyle (run speak to the young man-vs.4), and understanding that we do not have the measuring line of life, God does…

What this means in a practical sense is that God is the one who determines who and what we are surrounded by…

Many times we think we know what we are capable of, or perhaps more realistically think we know what we are NOT capable of…maybe its loving someone He brings into your life, maybe its accomplishing a dream that you feel you are not prepared for, but what this means in the real world, is that God is in charge and we need to let His measure of us be the one we respond to rather than what history, Doctors, practical common sense, limited resources, and a host of other measuring devices might say…

We need to agree with Gods measure of us, even if we don’t feel ready, or think it should take much longer…this is one area I think we might be prone to miss it most, in areas that we feel should take much more time…please remember time is simply a measurement…and it is subject to God, not the other way around…your time is in His hands…if He says you’re ready…guess what? You are! Feelings are a terrible way to measure things…you’re better off using the “measure of faith”…

The last condition is subtle…but essential…it is found in the statement… “Inhabited without walls…” 

God desires to be the glory in our midst…He wants to partner with us in this grand adventure…but in order for Him to dwell in our midst, we need to learn to live without walls…

What does that look like?


Well its obvious that part of it means we will live depending on the Lord Himself to defend us…He refers to being a “wall of fire around her”…


This condition might be the deal breaker for many…it requires moving into a new level of trust and vulnerability with others…

See living without walls means I learn to live in a place of transparency and becoming vulnerable to people close to me…

I am not going to pretend that this will be easy, nor do I believe it requires we live without boundaries…not even God lives without healthy boundaries, there are defined and clear lines around our character and our core that need protecting…


But this element of living without walls…on some level it will require that you create relationships of trust where you let people into your world, maybe not a lot of people, maybe just one or two, covenant and kingdom connections…but this element of living without walls has to become tangible…or its simply a metaphor and the glory in the midst will be reduced to a metaphor as well.


Do I trust God enough…to trust some of His people into my areas of life where I have been quite adept at defending myself?


Do I want His glory in the middle of my life enough to trust someone else to come near and not harm me?


Many of us have been deeply wounded and we have built walls around areas of our hearts and for good reason…it was not safe…


But now…God wants to invade…


He wants to make those hidden dreams a living reality of love and fulfillment…


And in order to do that…we have to lower the walls and let the Holy Spirit come in and tutor us into the “all things”…that Jesus purchased…


So here’s my challenge…are you lifting up your gaze? Are you letting God determine what you can handle and are you cooperating with angelic visitation? And are you ready to let the walls down?


If so…you can expect to become a habitation of God and see a wall of His fiery Presence fulfilling your deepest dreams and hopes…that is His plan for you…this is what HE longs to do…


Who’s up for that?

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